Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and Ileocolonoscopy
Endoscopy is an essential tool in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To date, upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy are both required for the diagnosis of IBD; furthermore, endoscopy is essential for the differential diagnosis between ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), the assessment of disease location and activity, and the follow-up of disease course. The advent of mucosal healing as a new goal for IBD therapy may further increase the role of endoscopy to assess response to therapy. Ileocolonoscopy still keeps its fundamental role in the surveillance for dysplasia/neoplasia.
KeywordsInflammatory bowel disease Ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease Upper GI endoscopy Ileocolonoscopy Pediatrics
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